Monday, April 13, 2015


What can I say about this weekend??
Good GREAT weather!
Good Friends
Good Food
Good Scrapbooking
Good GREAT ball games!!
Good puppy time
And Good puppy cuddles!

The return of warmth meant grilling out
and fixing one of my favorite warm weather salads!

Brown Rice and Edamame Salad
2 Tbs White Sesame Seeds
4 Cups Cooked Brown Rice
3 medium scallions, thinly sliced
2 cups shelled cooked edamame, thawed if frozen
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced small
½ cup dried cranberries
3 Tbs olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
¼ cup rice vinegar, plus more as needed
2 tsp local honey
Himalayan sea salt
Fresh ground pepper

To a large mixing bowl add rice, scallions, edamame, carrots, sesame seeds, and cranberries- toss to combine.

In a medium bowl, whisk the olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey and a pinch of salt until well combined.  Drizzle over the rice mixture and toss to combine.  Taste and season as needed with more salt, pepper, and vinegar.  Cover and chill for at least one hour before serving.

{Thanks to Anna my nutrition guru from Atlantis Wellness}

Fun came in all shapes and sizes this weekend...
Thanks to an out of town guest and this beautiful weather.

Sunday's long walk around "my" pond...
my now-completely-melted pond...
with a puppy and a camera was the proverbial icing on the weekend cake!

I hope spring has found or is finding you wherever you are!

Joining Tamar for
Good. Random. Fun.
and Tabitha for
Dream. Create. Inspire.


  1. Wow, that salad looks and sound great, thanks for the recipe! Glad you had a great weekend too.

  2. That salad sounds great!!

    SOOOO nice out! We went out for a math game I feel sun kissed after 10 minutes!

  3. Going by your lovely photos, wow you did have a wonderful weekend. Your puppy time is really fun, and I know puppy had fun too! I have try this delicious recipe thanks for sharing you had my attention by the photo right off!

  4. I'm so glad it's finally warming up for you! I'm pinning your salad...yum!

  5. I'm so happy for you to have warmth! Doesn't it just boost the spirits? Your weekend sounds fabulous, too!

  6. The salad looks so yummy!!! Looks like an awesome weekend!!! Our weather was beautiful as well!!!!

  7. Oh I am such a sucker for a cute puppy....brought such a smile to my face.

  8. These are some great shots, and that dog is WAY past cute!
    Please come share at this week's Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) here:

  9. I never tire of seeing your photos of golden pond... it's magical in every season. Your salad looks fabulous! Makes me miss edamame,... will have to look for some in Paris.